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Victim's father warns young people:
Grim end to
life of crime
JENSEN LA VENDE
The father of one of two men
who were found murdered in
a parked car in East Port-of-
Spain on Monday made an ap-
peal to young people discontin-
ue a life of crime to avoid the fate
of his son.
Speaking with the media at the
Forensic Science Centre, St James,
Derrick Aberdeen urged young peo-
ple to stop walking along the path
Aberdeen's first born son, Keston
Aberdeen, 26, and his friend Ken
Francis Ramlal, 36, were found
murdered in the blue Mazda 323
driven by Ramlal.
The duo were found around 5.45
pm Monday police said after res-
idents of St Rose Street, East Dry
River, heard a volley of gunshots.
Police believe the killing may be as
a result of an illegal transaction that
Speaking openly about his son's
lifestyle, Aberdeen said: "Youths,
change and refrain from crime.
Crime does not pay. When I hear
about him involved in something I
used to talk to him. He used to stand
up and listen to me but he would still
go and do he thing. I was shocked
and surprised when I heard he was
killed. I was not expecting it, but I
still left room for that kind of dis-
appointment but at least not yet."
Aberdeen said his son had two
pending matters, a larceny of a mo-
tor car before a Chaguanas magis-
trate and robbery before a Princes
Asked about his son's Facebook
profile, which showed him exposing
wads of cash, the father of three said
he often spoke to him about chang-
ing his ways.
"That is his business, that is his
thing. I hear about them things
(pictures of guns on his son's pro-
file) but I never see him with guns.
He didn't live with me for the past
three years. He originally from Mar-
abella but he used to be down by
his mother side in La Brea. He lived
have no idea what he was doing up
there. I shocked and amazed how
them reach up there. I looking for
answers, but nothing will come out
of he killing. Is just two lives gone
down the drain but something lured
them up there," Aberdeen said.
He added that his son got the
nickname "Swell" after he gained
a lot of weight. After losing the
weight, the name was hard to shake.
Relatives of Ramlal could not say
much other than they believed the
men were in the wrong place at the
wrong time. One relative said his
mother was taking the death of her
son very hard and the family are all
in an emotional shambles.
In an unrelated murder that also
took place in the Port-of-Spain area
on Monday, relatives of Kadeem
Richardson said he
was killed as part of
a gang initiation.
The relatives who
did not want to be
identified said Rich-
ardson was a con-
struction worker who
was lured to his death
by someone he consid-
ered a brother.
The relatives said
the teen, lived at Snake
Valley, Laventille, an
area they said is con-
sidered to be under
the gang affiliation of
"Muslims" while Rich-
ardson was killed in the
opposing "Rasta City"
area. According to the
death was proof that the
killer was willing to leave
the Muslims and join with
the Rasta City gang.
Southern Division police
believe they have dismantled
a crime ring which targeted
customers leaving banks after
making large withdrawals.
This follows the arrest of two
men and a woman on Monday.
The woman, who is em-
ployed in the medical field,
was among three peo-
ple held after they were
seen trailing a customer
who had made a large
withdrawal from a
bank in Gulf City.
Police had earlier
observed two men
in a vehicle parked
for a long time at Gulf
City mall carpark. Af-
ter a while, a woman
was seen running from
the bank and entering
the parked vehicle and
the three began to follow
a man who had just left
The police followed
them, intercepted the
vehicle and detained
the three suspects. They
searched the vehicle and
seized a loaded firearm
and a quantity of cocaine.
The three will be placed
on identification parades
over the next few days.
Police say several bank cus-
tomers have been robbed in
recent times after making large
In a separate incident, Dave
Maharaj, who is believed to have
been followed after leaving a
bank, was held up and robbed
at gunpoint on the compound of
Crystal Food Hut, La Romaine,
at around 4.30 pm on Monday.
He was robbed of a designer
bag valued at US$1,500, which
contained a black wallet valued
at US$100 with US$700 and
TT$1,800 cash, two Republic
Bank cards with TT$40, a T&T
passport and a T&T driving per-
mit valued at $500 each.
The suspect escaped in a
white Nissan Versa which po-
lice believe was stolen and had
false number plates. A report
was made and officers from the
Southern Division Task Force,
CID and the Highway Patrol
intercepted the vehicle on the
south bound lane of the Solo-
mon Hochoy Highway.
A 40-year-old Morvant man
was arrested and some of the sto-
len items were recovered along
with several number plates. The
vehicle has been impounded for
Cpl Nanan is continuing in-
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